Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Media Channel's been hacked

I'm copying this from The Common Ills. C.I. posted it (or someone posted it for C.I.) and I saw it and thought about how last week or the week before, Danny Schechter was actually making sense. I also thought of this statement by C.I. on Monday, "No one breaks my heart as much as Danny." So I'll show some solidarity and post it at my site too.

Media Channel hacked

From Media Channel:


On Monday morning, I was pleased to be a guest on Democracy Now talking about Walter Cronkite's support for and playing clips of his criticism of the demise of journalism. It was great that Amy Goodman plugged MediaChannel and showed the website. Unfortunately, if you have been trying to visit the site since then, you have found that our server is down.

We have, in effect, vanished.

It appears that a hacker was able to get into our database and temporarily shut us down. We are in the process of restoring our sites, upgrading security and server software, but at a cost we cannot afford. Will you help us offset some of these costs by making a tax deductible donation to keep MediaChannel going and growing, and help us improve our technical capabilities to fight off hostile hackers - before we are permanently shut down!

SOS (Save Our Site)

Please donate via paypal or make your donation with a check made out to:

The Global Center (write "for Mediachannel" on the memo line of your check)
575 8th Avenue, #2200
NY, NY 10018


Please look out for a MediaChannel 2.0 survey that we will be sending out soon. The first 50 people to respond will get a free copy of the soundtrack to my film IN DEBT WE TRUST.

Thank you for your continued support!


Your News Dissector Danny Schechter
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Until Media Channel is back online, Danny Schechter has an essay on the economy at ZNet and also this commentary.

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